Ashley, Dan & Jude :: Family

Hard to believe this day was as chilly as it was…but Jude smiled and ran and laughed through the whole session. What a team-playing stunner!

Colleen & Tony :: Engaged!

It’s Friday, the sun is out and it seems like the snow might actually be disappearing for 2018!!

HOLLA!!!

That’s not to say I don’t thoroughly enjoy snow and things…I do adore and will forever have a soft spot for winter engagements and weddings! I met with Colleen and Tony on one of the many days that seemed to ‘be the last’ of winter. {That never ending son-of-a-season!} Regardless, it was a beautiful day to wonder around the park, sipping coffee, talking wedding plans and seeing how much these two simply enjoy being in each other’s company.

Karlee :: Class of 2018

I feel like I graduated high school about six years ago, when in reality…it’s been a little bit longer than that.

;-)

How different would my senior photos have been had I found someone to come to me and photograph me in my own element? Around our family house that was less than a year old at the time, in my sports jerseys on the softball field that looks nothing like it does today? Hanging out at my first job {that doesn’t exist} or around my favorite coffee haunts {always and forever Goodbye Blue Monday!} or with my high school vehicle {ahhh, good times in the LeSabre}!

Cause that’s really what senior photos are all about.

Karlee’s photos took place around the house she’s grown up in. We wandered through corn stalks and pine trees, searching for fall colors, chatting about future plans and overall just enjoying the time then that was now.

TJ :: Class of 2018

T.J.’s senior session compiled a few of his high school favs; football and the great outdoors. Super chill and very awesome, we wandered around chatting and shooting, posing and laughing. Oh, and if you’re a bystander during one of my sessions…chances are, you won’t be a bystander for long.;-)

Samantha & Terry :: Married!

The air was warm.

Warmer than warm, actually.

It was hot. Some may even say sweltering. Atypical for a late September wedding in the midwest, the sun hung heavy in the brilliant blue sky while a fleeting breeze offered little relief.

But to this couple…it seemed as though they barely noticed.

She was nothing but kind words, bubbly laughter, full face smiles and hugs for everyone. And him? Well…he only had eyes for her.

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Hair Kim Kroeger-Babcock at Kroeger’s Koncept  ::  Makeup Cristina Ziemer Beauty  ::  Florist Judy’s Floral Design
Wedding Rings Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry  ::  Photographer Sweet Shibui Photography  :: Wedding Dress Weddings by Deb
Shoes EllieWrenWeddingShoe  ::   Bride Earrings Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry  ::  Bracelet  Carellya on Etsy
Bridal Belt The Wedding Shoppe, Inc.  ::  Anklet Otis B Jewelry Gifts on Etsy  ::  Garters Love Like Style on Etsy
Bridesmaids Dresses The Wedding Shoppe, Inc.  ::  Bridesmaids/MOB/FG’s Accessories Emmie Mae Bridal on Etsy
Groom’s Attire Men’s Wearhouse  ::  Groomsmen Attire Men’s Wearhouse  ::  Venue The Barn at Crocker’s Creek
Music/DJ Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment  ::  Catering Rudys Red Eye Grill  ::  Signage by the bride:)
Mason Jar Chandeliers made by the father of the bride  ::  Cake The Perfect Day Cakes  :: Cupcakes The Perfect Day Cakes
Candy Apples Trumps Orchard  ::  Heart ‘Guest Book’  Angie’s Cards and Gifts (Amazon)
‘Mrs. Roush’ Dress Hanger Get Hung Up on Etsy  ::  Card Box  Country Barn Babe on Etsy  ::  FOB/MOB Hankies Canyon Embroidery
Photobooth The Traveling Photobooth